The last US episode of Battlestar Galactica Season 1 aired tonight. I thought I would start a discussion for folks who have seen all of the epsiodes. Before reading any further, be warned:
My impressions of the last 3 episodes of BG.
Colonial Day: Excellent episode! Baltar as VP. I love it. This episode started a serious dive into hardcore space opera.
Kobol’s last Gleaming (Pt 1): Although a strong start (Gaius and Starbuck! Heh!), weaker overall, but still good.
Kobol’s last Gleaming (Pt 2): Very good, although some things were too convenient like Starbuck finding a landing site for the Cylon Raider offstage – it looked like it was supported by level piles of debris. Near the end, I was thinking, “OK…should be ending soon…what’s the surprise – BLAM! I did not see that coming.
Suspicions for future episodes:
- The prez is a Cylon. How else do you logically explain the mystic vision that just happens to match prophecy? Also, that a good way to keep the strong character after a mysterious remission of the cancer.
- Adama is a Cylon – assuming he did not survive the shooting, he better be. I want him back!
OK, I know, I know…I’m grasping here. Why not just add #3: Everyone is a damn Cylon! Yeah, that’s it!
Overall, I’d give the series a 4/5. Some things just don’t make sense to me other than for purposes of drawing out the drama and some things just cannot suspend my disbelief:
- The Cylons are (or were originally) bent on destroying humanity. So why not close in already? Can they not get Gaius to reveal the location? Or, can they not track whatever it is that’s in his head?
- To the viewer who sees Number 6, Gaius’ double-talk is believable and sometimes funny, sure. But how can the characters that do not see 6 take him seriously? The freakin’ guy talks to himself, for cryin’ out loud.
- A pregnant Cylon? That too much soap in my opera.
- There seemed to be a lot of attention on democracy and people’s rights, etc. But the reality of the situation is one of survival. The wages of a gardener on the getaway ship Cloud 9 are just too ridiculous to even consider by comparison.
But even with these drawbacks, Battlestar galactica was still a fun show to watch.